Scientists Urged to Ease Threats of Global War
The threat of global war is so great that
people all over the world need to rethink their ideas about national
security, scientists were told here Sunday as the 151st national meeting
of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science got under way.
The role of the scientist in matters of war is a major theme in the
John D. Marks, executive director of the Washington-based Search for
Common Ground, chaired a workshop session designed to challenge
scientists to think more deeply about the causes of international
conflict. The free-swinging discussion brought spirited rebuttals,
however, from some participants who questioned the value of such
discussions in this country if the people of the Soviet Union do not
have an equal opportunity to bring about change in their country's
"Nothing can happen as long as the Iron Curtain remains in place," one
scientist said with more than a little hostility. Marks, however, said
that the thirst for peace is universal and that the greatest obstacle
lies in attitudes toward how that goal can be achieved.
"If you scratch deep enough, people want the same thing," said Marks,
who has presented the same program in several countries. "But our
political process doesn't get us there."
The political process, however, can have a major impact, he said.
Marks cited the change in attitudes toward China after President Richard
M. Nixon's historic visit to that country in 1972. Before the
President's trip, Marks said, China represented the "yellow peril."
After the trip, China was viewed in this country as an ally that could
do no wrong.
China has not changed, he said. Only our perception of it has changed.
"We were looking at it through a new prism," he said.
"How can we do that with the Soviets?" he asked.
An anthropologist in the audience suggested that although the process
worked with China, it might not work with the Soviet Union. It worked
with China, she said, because the President's trip helped turn China
against a much more powerful enemy, the Soviet Union.
It might be more effective, she added, to find a common enemy that would
unite the United States and the Soviet Union in the need to overpower a
far greater threat.
Perhaps, Marks suggested, that threat could be the possession of nuclear
arms by radicals in such countries as Iran.
encountered the name of John Marks in a 1989 RAND report produced by
terrorism expert, Brian Jenkins, titled, "The
Possibility of Soviet American Cooperation Against Terrorism".
"In his 1987 book, Perestroika,
Mikhail Gorbachev wrote, "The Soviet Union rejects terrorism in
principle and is prepared to cooperate energetically with other
states in eradicating this evil." He went on to say, "We are
prepared to conclude special bilateral agreements." In a
November 1988 interview, Igor Belayev, a senior political editor of
Literaturnaya Gazeta, a newspaper in the vanguard of the new
glastnost spirit, said, "Maybe we should discuss some joint
actions with the United States against international terrorism."
And in January in January 1989, Lieutenant General Vitaly Ponomarev,
deputy commander of the KGB, referring to terrorism, said, "We are
willing, if there is a need, to cooperate even with the CIA, British
intelligence service, and the Israeli Mossad and other services in
the West." Hypocrisy? A propaganda ploy? An
What do the Soviets have in Mind?
To explore the possibilities of Soviet-American cooperation in
combatting terrorism, a small group of American and Soviet scholars
and journalists met in Moscow for five days during the fourth week
of January. The meeting grew out of discussions between John
Marks, President of The Search for Common Ground, an organization
that has brought Soviet and American officials and scholars together
to discuss many problems of common interest, and Igor Belayev.
Looking for topics of mutual concern and future meetings, the idea
of international terrorism came up. Each man agreed to recruit
a small team of knowledgeable people.
Armed with the
knowledge of how non-governmental organizations have become
unconstitutional shadow government agents, I sought more information on John Marks
and found that he was not only conspiring with the enemy as a private
citizen, the concept originated at the premier New Age, Evil Clown Club:
Institute in Southern California. The following is a
brief bio on one of the
Founders of the
Esalen Institute - original leader of the Evil Clown Pack:
Murphy is the co-founder and chairman of Esalen Institute and the
author of both fiction and non-fiction books that explore evidence
for extraordinary human capacities. During his forty-year
involvement in the human potential movement, he and his work
have been profiled in the New Yorker and featured in many magazines
and journals worldwide. After graduating from Stanford
University, he did graduate work there in philosophy, practiced
meditation at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in South India in 1956 and
1957, and co-founded Esalen in 1962. In the 1980s, he helped
organize Esalenís pioneering Soviet-American Exchange Program, which
became a premiere vehicle for citizen-to-citizen relations between
Russians and Americans. In 1989, Boris Yeltsin's first visit to
America was initiated by Esalen. Murphy is author of The Future of
the Body, The Life We Are Given (with George Leonard), In the Zone:
Transcendent Experience in Sports (with Rhea White), The Physical
and Psychological Effects of Meditation (with Steven Donovan), God
and The Evolving Universe (with James Redfield and Sylvia Timbers),
and four novels Golf in the Kingdom, The Kingdom of Shivas Irons,
Jacob Atabet, and An End to Ordinary History.
In 1967, Time Magazine published an
article about Esalen titled, "Learning:
School for the Senses"
lesson in feeling took place at California's Esalen Institute, 35
miles south of Carmel in the Big Sur country, where a staff of
uninhibited social scientists are engaged in the new technique of
"sensitivity training." Their aim is to make business executives,
doctors, lawyers, Peace Corpsmen and assorted self-searching women
more aware of themselves and of their "authentic" relations with
others through sensual and physical rather than verbal experience.
Such sensitivity training is suddenly in vogue across the nation
to help community leaders, clergymen and businessmen in their
dealings with people. Some 350 officials of the State Department,
including ambassadors, have taken sensitivity classes at
Washington's NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science. About 150
trainees at the federal Job Corps Center in Clearfield, Utah, hope
to improve their "interpersonal relations" with the same technique.
Listen to the Body. As practiced at
Esalen (named after an extinct Indian tribe), sensitivity training
draws upon elements of the inner-directed meditation of Eastern
religions and the interaction emphasis of Gestalt psychology. On the
theory that modern urban man smothers his feelings under layers of
intellectual abstractions and thus loses his sense of wholeness,
Esalen President Michael Murphy, 37, a Stanford psychology graduate,
also accents emotional release and an awareness of the body. "We
have to learn to listen to our bodies if we are ever to enrich and
expand our life of feeling," he says. No far-out cultist, Murphy
has attracted such top academic psychologists as Harvard's B. F.
Skinner and Abraham H. Maslow of Brandeis, who is also president of
the American Psychological Association.
cultist?!! ... )
years old, Esalen's appeal is so broad that a Jesuit moral
theologian from Loyola University of Los Angeles and a curriculum
expert for the State University of New York are among its 21
resident fellows...More than 1,000 people heard a lecture this month
by Maslow at the First Unitarian Society Church in San
Francisco...Also intrigued by the institute is the Ford
Foundation's Fund for the Advancement of Education, which
recently gave Esalen a $21,000 grant to train five public school
teachers, who will then try some of its techniques in their home
Holy Crap! As they say in the Land of
the Real. This is Svengali U. Hippie
Central. It's a New Age Cult brainwashing and training center.
And public school teachers were sent there?
Fascinating - click HERE for more on this thread...
Center History page, the
first and second entries (emphasis added):
six conferences on "Citizen Diplomacy" organized first by
Hickman and subsequently by James Garrison. During the first
of these conferences,
Joseph Montville coined the term "track-two diplomacy" to refer to
initiatives between Soviets and Americans that supplemented formal
channels. Participants: James Hickman, Joseph Montville, Jay Ogilvy,
Michael Murphy, Dulce Murphy, Peter Schwartz, and David Harris.
conference provided John Marks with his primary inspiration for the
creation of the
NGO Search for Common Ground in 1982, which now has offices in
Brussels, Amman, Bujumbura, Gaza City, Kiev, Luanda, Monrovia, and
group engages in creative conflict-reducing and bridge-building
activities in many of
the world's most troubled zones.
1982: pioneered the first
spacebridges, allowing Soviet and American citizens to speak
directly with one another via satellite communication. These
subsequent satellite teleconferences between Soviets and Americans,
ongoing Congress-to-Supreme Soviet teleconference.
signed one of the first agreements between an American
and the USSR Ministry of Health, brokered by Dulce Murphy. This
facilitated work in the areas of health promotion, productivity in
the work place, and
non-pharmacological methods of treating disease and stress.
1986: co-produced a spacebridge
on Chernobyl and Three Mile Island with the
American Association for the Advancement of Science and the USSR
1986: major delegation of
Soviet writers toured the United States under the auspices of the
Soviet-American exchange program.
1987: convened a conference
on "Sino-American Dialogues on Social and Economic Transformation"
led by James Garrison.
1988: hosted Academician
Abel Aganbegyan for his first visit to the United States as one of
Gorbachev's chief economic advisors. This led to the development of
a management training program in Moscow with senior executives from
across the Soviet Union.
1988: sponsored the first
Russian conference on psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), an
interdisciplinary field concerned with the relationship between
psychological processes and the functioning of the immune system.
Inspired by Dulce Murphy, this conference led to productive
Russian-American collaborative research in the field and to a
follow-up conference, held in 1991 at Leningrad's Institute for
overwhelmed. Esalen and these conferences - the "citizen
diplomacy" - the "citizens" involved in the diplomacy are the center of
the circle from which all my research ripples.
American Association for the Advancement of
Science, nuclear threat, John Marks, Dulcy Murphy, Ira Magaziner,
Jackson Hole Group, Al Gore, Internet, National-Global Information
Infrastructure, Anthony Lake, Project 88, Gorbachev at the Presidio, Dov
Zakheim, William Cohen, sabotage of the military systems and government
systems, the genome project, redesign of health care system, applied
genetics research, fusion centers, conspiracy to eliminate borders and
break our nation.
This is indeed the center cell of the
evil clown club.
December 7, 2010